"I've had black bears trip over my tent guylines. Apparently, yelling obscenities is an effective, ultra-lite defense."

giggle <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Yep I've found that shouting obsenities and telling them what yer gonna do to them seems to be an adequate UL defense from javelina AND mtn lions AND bear, not to mention those teenagers you mentioned. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
Jim <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
These are my own opinions based on wisdom earned through many wrong decisions. Your mileage may vary.